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Story by Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Photo credit to “dear.murfreesboro” on Instagram Some of us know about “dear.murfreesboro” on Instagram. What appears to be just an internet meme page is actually hiding a bit more under the surface. According to the page creators, it serves as commentary on the culture of Murfreesboro and its …

Story and Photos by Elise Sandlin | Contributing Writer The Student Union Ballroom at Middle Tennessee State University was full of music and fans in honor of National Women’s History Month this March. Women-led student clubs set up booths outside the ballroom advertising ways to connect with other female students on campus. A photo booth …

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Darwin Alberto | Photographer On a cold, windy Saturday, Middle Tennessee State University held its first-ever Festival of Veils. The festival featured a variety of booths and speakers in honor of women’s rights to wear veils on March 19, amid Women’s History Month.   The festival showcased …

Story and Photos by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer The Chris Young Café held the very first Battle of the Boy Bands Dance Party. Students danced to songs from popular 2000s-2010s boy groups like The Jonas Brothers, Big Time Rush and One Direction.  “I loved jumping up and down with the lights and all the …

Story and photos by Elise Sandlin | Contributing Writer Bishop Anne Henning Byfield, an author, leader, and activist, spoke at Middle Tennessee State University as one of the last featured speakers for Black History Month festivities. Byfield serves as the bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 16th Episcopal District, which covers Kentucky and Tennessee. Byfield comes …

Story by Maddy Williams | Contributing Writer Midterms are approaching, leading to increased stress for students. It’s important to take care of your mental health in the midst of the deadlines.  While it’s important to turn in your assignments on time and study for your upcoming exams, you can’t sacrifice rest and taking care of …